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2004

Books and Book Chapters

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Publications - Refereed

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Other

Journal Articles - Refereed

Journal Articles - Other

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Software Development

Theses


Books and Book Chapters

 

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Refereed

Cloete, S W P; Bunter, K L; Brand, Z and Lambrechts, H (2004). "(Co)variances for reproduction, egg weight and chick weight in ostriches." South African Journal of Animal Science 34(2):17-19. Presented at the Joint South African Society for Animal Science/Grassland Society of Southern Africa Congress.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Arasta, P; Chen, Y Z; Zhang, Y D; Kerr, R and Moran, C (2004). "Elimination of CYP21 as a candidate gene for androstenone boar taint." Proceedings of the 51st Conference of Genetics Society of Australia, Melbourne, Australia. July 11-14.

Arthur, P F; Herd, R M; Johnston, D J; Moore K and Graser H-U (2004). "Incorporating information on plasma IGF-1 concentration in genetic improvement strategies for feed efficiency in beef cattle." Presented at Second International GH-IGF Symposium. Cairns, Australia. April 18-22.

Arthur, P F; Herd, R M; Johnston, D J; Moore K and Graser H-U (2004). "Incorporating information on plasma IGF-1 concentration in genetic improvement strategies for feed efficiency in beef cattle." Presented at Canadian Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting. Edmonton, Canada. July 21-23.

Barwick, S and Upton, W (2004). "$Indexes as aids to selection in beef breeding." In BREEDPLAN International - International Workshop on BREEDPLAN and Related Technologies. Agricultural Business Research Institute, University of New England, Armidale, Australia. p.7. March 20-31.

Bennett, C; Bergsma, R; Braun, J; Bunter, K; Crump, R; Graser, H-U; Henzell, A; Hermesch, S; Knol, E; Lansdowne, R; MacKinnon, J; Moran, C; Nielsen, N; O'Shea, J; Prins, D; Suarez, M; Tier, B and Walters, R (2004). "Pig Genetics Workshop Notes" Armidale. NSW. pp.1-123.

Donoghue, K A (2004). "World Hereford Genetic Linkage Project Outcomes". In Proceedings of the 14th World Hereford Conference, Armidale, Australia.

Graser, H-U (2004). "Issues and Options for Global Evaluations." In Proceedings of the 14th World Hereford Conference. Armidale, Australia. March 26-29.

Griffith, G R; Farquharson, R J and Barwick, S A (2004). "Converting genes to dollars: how to evaluate the real value of genetic improvement across the beef industry." Presented to Beef Genetics Horizons Conferences. Armidale and Hamilton, Australia. June.

Herd, R M; Johnston, D J; Graser, H-U; Moore, K and McKenzie, M (2004). "IGF-1 for feed efficiency in beef cattle." Presented at Second International GH-IGF Symposium.Cairns, Australia. April 18-22.

Herd, R M; Johnston, D J; Moore, K; Graser, H-U and Arthur, P F (2004). "Using plasma IGF-1 concentration for genetic improvement of feed efficiency in beef cattle." In 2004 Joint Meeting J Anim Sci, 82 Suppl 1: 378-379.

Johnston, D J (2004). "A global Hereford genetic evaluation - Making it happen!" In Proceedings of the 14th World Hereford Conference. Armidale, Australia. March 26-29.

Johnston, D J (2004). "The future of DNA Technologies in the Beef Industry." In Proceedings of the New Science of Cattle Breeding Conference. Albury, Australia. June 3.

McClintock, Sara (2004). "Minimising Calving Difficulty for Exported Holstein-Friesian Heifers." The Second Australia China Dairy Conference and Exhibition. November 15-17.

McRae, T A; Dutkowski, G W; Pilbeam, D J; Powell, M B and Tier, B (2004). "Genetic Evaluation Using the TREEPLAN System." 2004 IUFRO Joint Conference of Division 2, "Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding in the Age of Genomics: Progress and Future". Charleston, South Carolina , USA. Nov 1-5.

Meyer, K and Kirkpatrick, M (2004). " A principal components parameterisation for restricted maximum likelihood estimation of reduced rank genetic covariance matrices." Presented at IBC 2004 XXIInd International Biometrics Conference in parallel with ASC 2004 Australian Statistics Conference. Cairns, Australia. July 11-16.

Phocas, F; Donaghue, K and Graser, H (2004). " Comparison of alternative strategies for an international genetic evaluation of beef cattle breeds." Interbull Bulletin, 32:18-24.

Woolaston, A and Murison, R (2004). "Measures of Association in Survey Data." Presented at IBC 2004 XXIInd International Biometrics Conference in parallel with ASC 2004 Australian Statistics Conference. Cairns, Australia. July 11-16.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Archer, J A; Barwick, S A and Graser, H-U (2004). "Economic evaluation of beef cattle breeding schemes incorporating performance testing of young bulls for feed intake." Aust. Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44(4-5): 393-404.

Bunter, K L and Cloete, S W P (2004). "Genetic parameters for egg-, chick- and live-weight traits recorded in farmed ostriches." Livestock Production Science 91(1-2): 9-22.

Donoghue, K A and Bertrand, J K (2004). "Investigation of genotype by country interactions for growth traits for Charolais populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA." Livestock Production Science 85(2-3): 129-137.

Donoghue, K A; Rekaya, R and Bertrand, J K (2004). "Comparison of methods for handling censored records in beef fertility data: Simulation study." Journal of Animal Science 82: 351-356.

Donoghue, K A; Rekaya, R and Bertrand, J K (2004). "Comparison of methods for handling censored records in beef fertility data: Field data." Journal of Animal Science 82: 357-361.

Donoghue, K A; Rekaya, R; Bertrand, J K and Misztal, I (2004). "Genetic evaluation of calving to first insemination using natural and artificial insemination mating data." Journal of Animal Science 82: 362-367.

Donoghue, K A; Rekaya, R; Bertrand, J K and Misztal, I (2004). "Threshold-Linear analysis of measures of fertility in artificial insemination data and days to calving in beef cattle." Journal of Animal Science 82: 987-993.

Hermesch, S (2004). "Genetic improvement of lean meat growth and feed efficiency in pigs." Aust. Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44(4-5): 383-391.

Huisman, A E and van Arendonk, J A M (2004). "Genetic parameters for daily feed intake patterns of growing Dutch Landrace gilts." Livestock Production Science 87: 221-228.

Kahi, A K and Graser H-U (2004). "Indigenous Thai beef cattle breeding scheme incorporating indirect measures of adaptation: sensitivity to changes in heritabilities of and genetic correlations between adaptation traits." Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 17(8): 1039-1046.

Kerr, R J; Dieters, M J; Tier, B and Dungey, H S (2004). "Simulation of hybrid forest tree breeding strategies." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34:1 95-208.

Kerr, R J; Dieters, M J and Tier, B (2004). "Simulation of the comparative gains from four different hybrid forest tree breeding strategies." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 209-220.

Khusro, M; Van der Werf, J H J; Brown, D J and Ball, A (2004). "Across flock (co)variance components for faecal worm egg count, live weight, and fleece traits for Australian merinos." Livestock Production Science 91(1-2): 35-44.

Kirkpatrick, M and Meyer, K (2004). "Direct Estimation of Genetic Principal Components: Simplified Analysis of Complex Phenotypes." Genetics 168: 2295-2306.

Meyer, K (2004). "Scope for a random regression model in genetic evaluation of beef cattle for growth." Livestock Production Science 86: 69-83.

Meyer, K; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2004). "Estimates of the complete genetic covariance matrix for traits in multi-trait genetic evaluation of Australian Hereford cattle." Aust. J. of Agric. Res. 55: 195-210.

McCleery, R H; Pettifor, R A; Armbruster, P; Meyer, K; Sheldon, B C and Perrins, C M. (2004). "Componenets of Variance Underlying Fitness in a Natural Population of the Great Tit Parus major." The American Naturalist 164(3). Electronic article.

Robinson, D L and Oddy, V H (2004). "Genetic Parameters for feed efficiency, fatness, muscle area and feeding behaviour of feedlot finished beef cattle." Livestock Production Science 90(2-3): 255-270.

Tier, B and Meyer, K (2004). "Approximating prediction error covariances among additive genetic effects within animals in multiple-trait and random regression models." J. Animal Breed. Genet. 121: 77-89.

 

Journal Articles - Other

Iker, C and Johnston, D J (2005). "First Flight Time Results." Shorthorn Beef. Feb pp.13-15.

McClintock, S (2005). "Calving costs and how to reduce them." The Australian Dairy Farmer 20(4): 67-68.

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Barwick, S A (2004). "E-commerce solutions for the beef and lamb industries - sourcing more profitable sires for specified production systems and markets." Project Final Report, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Information Technology On-Line (ITOL) Program. August. pp.76.

Barwick, S A (2004). Beef selection news - 'BreedObject on the Web' Newsletter, March. (www.breedobject.com/newsletter/2004-04-21.pdf).

Barwick, S A (2004). $Index use grows BREEDPLAN News 14: p.13. Jan.

Johnston, D J and Sundstrom, B (2004). "Multibreed EBVs." Producing Quality Beef p.21. May.

McClintock, Sara (2004). "Calving ease." Genetics Australia 2:24-25.

Nicol, D and Upton, W (2004). "Beef Genetics Toolkit" - MLA CD Rom.

Suarez, M (2004). "Research into a breeding program that uses hyperprolific sows". Presented to the Top Pork Network Meeting. Mt Gambier, Sth Australia, Apr 28.

Suarez, M (2004). "Changes in EBVs for Numbers Born Alive observed for Myora Farm Boars". Confidential Report sent to Myora farm, May.

Suarez, M (2004). "Research into a breeding program that uses hyperprolific sows". Project Outline Report Presented to Myora Farm, June.

Sundstrom, B; Johnston D J and Upton, W (2004) "Genetic Findings and Outcomes of the Beef CRC" - CD Rom, Sept.

Upton, W and Barwick, S A (2004). "Shorthorn Indexes - notes for Shorthorn web page, Feb.

Upton, W and Barwick, S A (2004). "NZ Angus Indexes - notes for NZ Angus web page, Mar.

Upton, W (2004). Three technical bulletins produced for the MLA On-Farm series - "Buying bulls with BREEDPLAN", "EBVs - proof of profit", "$Indexes for beef cattle", June.

Upton, W (2004). Notes on Indexes written for "The Breeding Edge", - MLA Queensland workshops.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2004) Putative major gene for worm resistance in sheep --Report on QTL analyses for the Golden Ram Project.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2004) Direct Molecular Markers for Pig Improvement QTL analysis for APL1756 Project.

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Barwick S A; Johnston D J and Upton W (2004). "Breeding and Genetics" - Presentations to residential school for CRC Feedlot Management course, Sept.

Barwick, S A and Upton, W (2004). "$Indexes as aids to selection in beef breeding." Presentations to Beef Genetic Horizons Conferences, Armidale and Hamilton, June.

Donoghue, K A (2004). "World Hereford Genetic Evaluation Project." Presentation to co-operating breeders, Tullimba, Armidale, February.

Donoghue, K A (2004). "Application of genetic evaluation in the beef industry." Lecture to GENE422, Armidale, October.

Donoghue, K A (2004). "Genetics and the beef industry." Presentation to New England Hereford Youth Club Tamworth, July.

Graser, H-U (2004). "Future Genetics - The Big Picture." Keynote Address at Beef Genetics Horizon Conferences. Armidale, Hamilton, Rockhampton, June/Aug.

Graser, H-U (2004). "Apply the new measures in BREEDPLAN - NFI and IFG-1." Beef Genetics Horizon Conferences. Armidale, Hamilton, Rockhampton, June/Aug.

Johnston, D J (2004). "EBVs helping improve the bottom line." Beef Genetics Horizon Conferences. Armidale, Hamilton, Rockhampton, June/Aug.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Angus genetic improvement 2004-2010." Presentation to Angus Board of Directors, Dec.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Utilizing genetic variation in cattle." Presentation to Rural Science feedlot Management course, Sept.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Inclusion of crossbred data in BREEDPLAN." Presentation to ARCBA Annual General Meeting. Brisbane, Aug.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Improving fertility by genetics." Beef Genetics Horizon Conference. Rockhampton, Aug.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Using genetics to increase profitability of beef production." Presentation to Richard Angus client Annual Conference, June.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Stocktake: a genetic audit tool." Presentation to BGHC, Hamilton, June.

Johnston, D J (2004). "IGF-1 a genetic indicator trait for net feed intake." Presentation to NZ Hereford Breeders Workshop, March.

Johnston, D J (2004). "Hereford a world breed: Linkage Project." Presentation to 14th World Hereford Conference, Armidale, March.

Johnston, D J (2004). "World Hereford Linkage Project." Presentation to co-operating breeders, Tullimba, Armidale, Feb.

Nicol, D and Upton W (2004) "We've got world class genetic tools - lets use them." Presentation to Beef Genetics Horizons workshops - Armidale, Hamilton and Rockhampton, June & Aug.

Upton, W (2004). "$Indexes - their use in the selection of more profitable beef cattle" - series of eight workshops for ABRI and New Zealand Beef Council, July.

Upton, W (2004). "Key CRC Genetic Findings and their Influence on BREEDPLAN" - CRC Feeder Steer School, Feb.

Upton, W (2004). "$Indexes" - Presentation to Charolais Breed Society Board, Nov.

Upton, W (2004). "$Indexes" - Presentation to Poll Hereford Breed Society Board, Nov.

Upton, W (2004). "$Indexes" - Cicerone Field Day, Oct.

Upton, W (2004). "Taking advantage of new technologies" - Hereford Society and Landmark workshop, Holbrook, Nov.

Upton, W and Barwick, S (2004) "$Indexes - their use in the selection of more profitable beef cattle" - ABRI Workshop for International Hereford Breeders, Mar.

Upton, W (2004). "Use ultrasound technology to improve carcase traits" - presentation to Beef Genetics Horizons workshops - Armidale & Hamilton, June.

Upton, W (2004). "Use carcase feedback systems in genetic evaluation programs" - presentation to Beef Genetics Horizons workshops - Armidale & Hamilton, June.

Upton, W (2004). "Select the most profitable sire for your enterprise using selection indexes" - presentation to Beef Genetics Horizons workshops - Rockhampton, Aug.

Upton, W (2004). "Monitoring the genetic progress of your breed and/or herd using Stocktake" - presentation to Beef Genetics Horizons workshops - Rockhampton, Aug.

Upton, W (2004). "Designing your own index" - presentation to Beef Genetics Horizons workshops - Rockhampton, Aug.

Upton, W (2004). "Applying Estimated Breeding Values and Indexes" - Durham R&D symposium, Dec.

 

Software Development

BREEDPLAN Software commercialised through ABRI
V4.3 Nov/Dec 2004.

 

Theses